Juan de Fuca Festival kicks off weekend events

The Juan de Fuca Festival and Hood Canal Fjord Fest highlight the weekend of events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• The Juan de Fuca Festival will bring a number of brand-new acts, including guitarist Luca Stricagnoli, rockers The West Coast Feed, tribute band Petty Fever, jazz group Duende Libre and Hillstomp both Friday and Saturday at several venues in Port Angeles.

Returning performers include blues and soul singer LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends, Rose’s Pawn Shop, bluesy rockers Dirty Cello, local bands Joy in Mudville and Deadwood Revival, singer-songwriter The Sam Chase and blues duo David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach.

Venues include the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.; Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. Front St.; Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St.; and a street fair on East Fourth Street between Lincoln and Peabody streets.

Tickets are $125 for an adult three-day pass or $60 for students; $35/$15 for Friday only; $65/$30 for Saturday only; or $60/$30 for Sunday only. Youths 17 and younger are admitted free to all festival events.

For more information or to find specific acts and stages, go to JFFA.org or download the Juan de Fuca Festival mobile app.

• Schola Galante will perform Return to Potsdam at 2 p.m. Saturday at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave., Port Townsend.

Tickets for the concert, part of the Early Music at the Grange series, are $20 per person at the door.

Ensemble members Dahti Blanchard, Lee Inman, Miguel Rodé and Douglass Hjelm will perform music from the court of Frederick the Great, who ruled Prussia from 1740-1786 and was a patron of the so-called Berlin School.

• David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road, Port Townsend.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available at www.ticketstorm.com/e/29777/t or $25 at the door.

Jacobs-Strain and Beach have been performing together since 2010 and currently perform between 70 and 100 shows each year on both the east and west coasts.

• Hood Canal Fjord Fest, the festival formerly known as ShrimpFest, returns to Brinnon under a new banner from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the open field just north of the Yelvik General Store, 251 Hjelvicks Road, Brinnon.

The two-day festival offers live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a beer and wine garden as well as activities for children.

Tickets are $10 per person, per day; military veterans and children 12 and younger are admitted free.

To purchase tickets or to see the full schedule of activities, visit www.fjord fest.org.

• Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers will perform their annual benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., Port Angeles.

Admission is free; all donations will be split between Obria Pacific NW, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County and the Ramen Shop in Sequim.

The concert closes out the group’s 2023-2024 season of presenting sacred concerts and programs at retirement homes, community centers, churches, festivals and the Clallam Bay prison.

• The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present Concerti by Bach, Vivaldi and Aubert at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

Admission is by a $20 to $30 freewill offering at the door; youths 18 and younger will be admitted free.

The program consists of the Triple Concerto in A Minor for harpsichord, flute, violin and orchestra by Johann Sebastian Bach; the Flute Concerto La Notte by Antonio Vivaldi; the Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus 26, by Jacques Aubert; and the Concerto in D Minor by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

Soloists Carrie Krause, violin; Jeffrey Cohan, flute; and Jonathan Oddie, harpsichord, will be joined by orchestra members violinist Elisabeth Phelps, violinist Courtney Kuroda, violist Victoria Gunn and cellist Martin Bonham.

• The Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at trailhead for the Larry Scott Trail before heading into the Port Townsend Boat Haven to sketch boatyard scenes.

The group will reconvene at the trailhead at noon to share their work and take a group photo.

The event is free and open to sketchers of all skill levels.

For more information, visit https://urban sketchersporttownsend.wordpress.com.

• The Quilcene Brinnon Garden Club will conduct its annual Plant and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101, Brinnon.

The club uses the proceeds for community projects.

The Sequim Botanical Garden Society will conduct a Work to Learn party at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim.

Gail Ditmore will discuss and demonstrate the care and growing of peonies.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.sequimbotanicalgarden.org.

• The Clallam County Genealogical Society will present “I Know Nothing About Genealogy” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the society’s research center, 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

For more information, call the society at 360-417-5000, email askus@clallam cogs.org or visit www. clallamcogs.org.

• Olympic Theatre Arts will show “Grease” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Elaine and Robert Caldwell Main Stage Theatre at 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for trivia and prizes.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available by calling the box office at 360-683-7326 or online at www.olympictheatrearts.org.

The 1978 musical features John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

The series will conclude June 22 with the 1996 release of “Hamlet.”

• The Port Angeles Food Bank will sponsor Barkour, its Memorial Day weekend pub crawl fundraiser, at 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Port Angeles.

The fundraiser will begin at The New Moon Craft Tavern, 130 S. Lincoln St., and progress through Angeles Brewing, 116 N. Lincoln St., and the Roosevelt, 115 E. Railroad Ave., before ending at Barhop, 124 W. Railroad Ave.

Tickets, which are $60 per person, cover a drink at each location and are available at https://secure.givelively.org/event/port-angeles-food-bank/barkour-2024.

Proceeds benefit the Port Angeles Food Bank, which distributes more than 1 million pounds of food annually.

For more information, email info@portangeles foodbank.org.

• Out Loud Story Slam, hosted by Meredit Vincent, is set for 7 p.m. Friday on the stage at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St.

Tickets are $12 per person at www.studiobob.art.

The evening will feature 10 storytellers from the audience to share a five-minute true, personal story on the theme of “Runner Up.”

Storytellers are judged by the audience and the winners will be invited to participate in a future Grand Slam.

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